Archives: public schools

Superintendents criticize school grading plan

Gov. Bob McDonnell is delighted but school superintendents are miffed that the House passed legislation Monday to give each public school a letter grade – A through F – based on its performance.

City’s real estate tax lowest in 30 years

On Monday, the City Council formally established a $1.5 billion budget for the 2013 fiscal year. While the school budget was one of the most contentious (and expensive) issues surrounding the new budget, one smaller provision in the budget is probably worth noting. The Council did not alter the city’s existing Real Estate Tax Rate. […]

City Council: the good, the bad, and the ugly

What started out as a perfunctory City Council meeting ended up having a rather children-related bent. Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” made an appearance right before the Mayor criticized the state of the city’s public schools. Here’s the recap.